Global Eagle introduces Apple Pay biometric technology onboard Southwest Airlines

Passengers with an Apple Pay-enabled device, can now use Face Unlock and Touch ID to securely pay for in-flight Wi-Fi on Southwest Airlines via Global Eagle’s Airtime Portal and Airtime Framework.

“In-flight Wi-Fi allows our customers to remain connected to what matters most in their lives and we are happy to bring Apple Pay onboard as a seamless payment option to further enhance their experience.” said Tara Bamburg, Southwest Airlines manager of Inflight WiFi and Entertainment.

“Our Airtime Portal is constantly benchmarked against best-in-class ecommerce platforms to achieve the best payment flow. With the integration of Apple Pay, we are smoothing passenger payment access to key services, quickly, simply and efficiently. We are proud to deliver this service onboard Southwest Airlines, a customer with more than 700 installed aircraft” said Per Noren, president of Global Eagle.

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